Two giants in the library technology market move the battle over who controls library catalog records to court.
The major US library consortium OhioLINK has created a vision for the systems that libraries use for acquiring content from publishers, managing collections, and enabling discovery. An interview about this vision with executive director Gwen Evans,
Several services attempt to gather up “all” of the content across publishers. This post provides an overview and taxonomy.
This is a report on the monograph output of American university presses. The report had the cooperation of 65 presses, which contributed their historical data to the project. The report shows the output of the presses and provides a more granular analysis by subject area and press size.
For scholars to excel in the information age, technology needs to learn to learn. Perhaps highly specialized humans can help.
Despite OCLC’s legal woes, and no matter how the court of law decides, the court of user opinion may be the determining factor in OCLC’s future.